To Do What Ought to Be Done Bystander Education

There is no quote more revered in Phi Delta Theta than “To do what ought to be done, but would not have been done unless I did it, I thought to be my duty,” stated by Founding Father Robert Morrison.

At this crucial time for fraternities, the spirit of this quote has driven Phi Delta Theta to introduce the To Do What Ought to Be Done Bystander Education Workshop, online module, and to partner with the Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative to annually offer each chapter with one of the following programs:

  • Choices – Alcohol Program
  • Hazing Intervention
  • Taking A Stand – Sexual Misconduct
  • Chapter Mental Health & Wellness
  • To Do What Ought to Be Done Bystander Education Workshop

A workshop of the chapter’s choice is being delivered in-person at every chapter during the 2019-2020 academic year and provides Phi Delta Theta members with the skill set to intervene in situations involving the misuse of alcohol, hazing, sexual misconduct, and emotional distress. The online module was released in March of 2018 and is required of each member every year on an ongoing basis.

The To Do What Ought to Be Done Bystander programs are the first of their kind among fraternal organizations and were developed through a partnership with the Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) at the University of New Hampshire. An assessment was conducted by PIRC to gauge Phi Delta Theta members’ ability to build skills and tools to intervene in life and death situations. As a result, the Workshop and online educational module were created to ensure moral courage and our Cardinal Principle, rectitude, go hand-in-hand.

Learn more about the Fraternal Health and Safety Initiative.

View the To Do What Ought to be Done Workshop video.